Breaking fire news and industry trends
March 8, 2019
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500 pairs of firefighter boots adorn Fla. capitol for cancer awareness
First responders use heat-seeking drones in deadly tornado aftermath
Detroit firefighter dies after short battle with cancer
Idaho governor to sign first responder PTSD bill into law
The bill would cover physiological PTSD injuries to first responders under workers comp
NJ firefighter sues city, dept. chief for religious discrimination
Atlantic City Fire Department firefighter Alexander Smith began growing his beard in December for religious reasons, and was told to shave it
68 Houston firefighter cadets caught in city budget battle
Atlantic City firefighter union sues city, state
Firefighters use pet oxygen mask to revive dog
Fla. high school offers firefighter prep program
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NEAR MISS WITH IAFC
Analyze and share underlying factors to prevent firefighter LODDs
By Andrew Beck, FR1 Columnist
Eliminating latent factors and heightening situational awareness can prevent the predictably unpredictable firefighter injury or death.
Attacked on a run, with Firefighter-Paramedic Ben Vernon
By Scott Orr, FR1 Columnist
Vernon relates his experiences overcoming PTSD after being stabbed during a call.
San Francisco's 30 years of women in the fire service
By Sarah Calams, FR1 Columnist
There were a total of seven women in the SFFD in 1987; now, there are 285 uniformed women in the department.
THE DOMINO EFFECT
The ground ladder: Basic tool, but not without risks
By Mark van der Feyst, FR1 Columnist
Here's why heeling a ground ladder from the front is key to avoiding injury.
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